Strength. Courage. Beautiful.

Raising awareness & funds for young women age 40 and under in Nebraska.

While uncommon, breast cancer does affect women under the age of 40 and there is little communication and educational material for these women. Breast cancer is dramatic for any woman, but younger women face a variety of different challenges.

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Last year two recipients received $10,000 each, and even more money was raised for other charitable purposes.

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Estimated number of breast cancer cases in the U.S. that affect women under age 40.

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Of all donations goes to helping young women and their families in Nebraska.

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Our Recipients

LaToyia Robinson
10 June 2016

LaToyia Robinson is from Omaha, Nebraska. She is 31 years old and was diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer. She was originally diagnosed in 2008 but it came back in 2015 with lung mets. She has had many surgeries and is receiving chemotherapy treatments every three weeks right now. That treatment will be ongoing for …

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Joanne Bartek
10 June 2016

Joanne Bartek was diagnosed at age 29 with stage 3B breast cancer. Ten days later she discovered she was pregnant with her and husband’s 4th child. While pregnant she endured two surgeries and a total of 11 rounds of chemotherapy. Every week she had ultrasounds to ensure the health of their baby. At thirty-six weeks …

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Play Dirty & Feel Good About It

The Beat Breast Cancer Mud Volleyball Tournament is Pink Bandana’s signature event. Each year new recipients are chosen to receive the proceeds from the registrations. Last year two recipients received $10,000 each, and even more money was raised for other charitable purposes. The purpose of the tournament is to give its participants a fun and affordable way to make a difference in someone’s life

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Help us strive to increase breast cancer awareness about the importance of screenings and remind young women to be vigilant about looking for the signs of breast cancer as it can affect them at any age.